Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ridgewood site to be added to Superfund list

From the Daily News:

A Ridgewood building in which chemists once developed materials for the Atomic Energy Commission and the Manhattan Project is on tap to become the third Superfund site in New York City.

Radioactive contamination still lingers around the former Wolff-Alport Chemical Co. on Irving Ave., which shuttered in the early 1950s. The property now houses several businesses including a deli and auto body shop.

To reduce exposure, the Environmental Protection Agency has conducted regular testing and installed shielding material under the floors and the sidewalk, said Judith Enck, a regional administrator for the agency.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How on earth did a DELI get permits to operate on the site in the first place?????